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Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein talks about other ways to keep your kids and passengers safe

Back to school is underway and families are getting back into the daily routine of dropping kids off at school and getting them to and from after school activities. Parents feel confident with the safety of their vehicles since they do countless hours of research looking for the best safety features to keep their family -->

New York State Child Safety Laws, WRGB CBS6 Interviews Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein

Andrew Finkelstein of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP discusses the child passenger safety law in New York State. In this interview, Attorney Finkelstein points out that any child under the age of 2 must be in an authorized and proper safety seat and should be sitting backwards. He further explains that not putting a child in -->

Rockland teacher wins $4M in libel/defamation suit against blogger

News 12 Hudson Valley CLARKSTOWN -A Rockland elementary school teacher has won millions in a lawsuit against a local blogger. The teacher alleged that the blogger defamed and bullied her in several online posts – and the jury agreed. The state Supreme Court jury awarded $4 million to Meredith Trussell-Slutsky in the libel/ defamation suit -->

Teacher Wins $4M Libel Award Against Online Blogger

Kathy Reakes, Mount Pleasant Daily Voice A Rockland County blogger was hit with a $4 million verdict for allegedly cyber-bullying a local Clarkstown elementary school teacher on her blog. Meredith Trussell-Slutsky of Clarkstown was awarded $500,000 in compensatory, and $3.5 million in punitive damages by a state Supreme Court jury on Friday during the trial -->

Clarkstown teacher wins $4 million libel award against Rockland blogger

Steve Lieberman, Rockland/Westchester Journal News A Clarkstown elementary school teacher seeking to restore her reputation won a $4 million libel award against a Rockland blogger who defamed her  during a six-month social media campaign. The state Supreme Court jury gave Meredith Trussell-Slutsky some measure of redemption by finding Carol McIlmurray libeled her with written articles and false -->

Twenty-Four Attorneys from Finkelstein & Partners Named 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Each year Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding -->

Fifteen Attorneys from Finkelstein & Partners Named 2017 Super Lawyers Three Recognized as Rising Stars

Newburgh & Albany – Andrew G. Finkelstein, managing partner of Finkelstein & Partners LLP, one of New York State’s largest personal injury law firms, is proud to announce that fifteen of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2017 Super Lawyers. This is the eleventh consecutive year that multiple attorneys from the firm earned this prestigious -->

Finkelstein & Partners and Seasoned Kingston Attorney Join Forces

Jeff Brody Brings 44 Years’ Experience to Firm Newburgh, NY In a joint statement, attorneys Andrew Finkelstein, managing partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP and Jeff Brody announced today that Mr. Brody has joined Finkelstein & Partners as a trial attorney. He will be located at the firm’s Kingston office. Finkelstein & Partners is one -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP